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Orioles part of All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.
Via Orioles.com
1 hour ago

Baltimore Orioles Close to Breaking Home Run Record for June

The Baltimore Orioles after 75 games of the regular season are sitting in first place in the American League East by four games over the Boston Red Sox. One of the big reasons why is their powerful offense up and down their lineup that now has in its sights a home run record for June. The Orioles hit three home runs Sunday, which gave them 51 for June, just four, shy of the record...
Via Baseball News Source
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brach making the case for All-Star Game nod

Around the All-Star break last season, when fellow Oriole relievers Zach Britton and Darren O'Day were spending the weekend as All-Stars in Cincinnati, Brad Brach was texting his brother Brett. Brad was wondering when his mindset had shifted from thinking he should be an All-Star to just trying to stay on a team.
Via Orioles.com
5 hours ago

Special shoe collection prized possession for Orioles' Jones

HOUSTON (AP) Adam Jones recently procured the final pieces of an extremely rare shoe collection. Just how exclusive is this footwear? Even with a multimillion-dollar salary and the perks that accompany fame at his disposal, it still took Baltimore's All-Star center fielder four years and a shoe-sleuthing crew of 10 people to complete the extraordinary and special collection: Ten...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rotation is Fine or The Rotation is Falling, The Rotation is Falling.

One Day a HR was hit and Oriole Little Thought the Rotation Was FailingMore money, more complaints.  That often is the way things roll.  The Orioles spent a good bit of change on Ubaldo Jimenez and the team is experiencing a typical even year performance from him (note - I cannot wait to see who is the Jimenez Whisperer in a collection of articles in October and November).  People...
Via Camden Depot
7 hours ago

Andrew Stetka: Wieters producing, creating more questions for O's future - Orioles Buzz

If you would've told me early last November that Matt Wieters would be playing at an All-Star level in 2016, I would have been mildly surprised. If you had told me he'd be doing it for the Orioles, I'd have been very surprised. I was in the camp that firmly ... Read More
Via MASN
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lefty Tolliver optioned to Triple-A

The Orioles optioned left-hander Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday's 12-5 win over the Rays, the club announced. Tolliver's wife is due July 7, and with the O's set to embark on a three-city West Coast trip Sunday night, they didn't want him to be across the country when she went into labor.
Via Orioles.com
22 hours ago

WATCH: Buck Showalter following Orioles’ four-game sweep of Rays

The Orioles won 12-5 on Sunday to complete their first ever four-game series sweep of the Rays.
Via MASN
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mule’: Watch Out for the Baltimore Orioles

Before the 2016 Major League Baseball season, the Baltimore Orioles were merely a thought in anyone’s head. In a less-than stellar American League East, the Birds were projected to finish last, struggle on the mound and basically present anything but a threat. Well, two weeks before the All-Star break, the Orioles have surprised just about everyone, except themselves. Projected...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles roster moves pending (plus more notes) - School of Roch

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the club could make "a move or so" following today's series finale against the Rays. One of the corresponding moves could come Tuesday when Vance Worley is eligible to come off the disabled list. Also, left-hander T.J. McFarland is eligible to be called up on ... Read More
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Tillman discusses his performance in the Orioles' 8-6 win

Chris Tillman pitched five innings, surrendering six runs, in the Game 2 of the O's doubleheader against the Rays.
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter after Orioles sweep doubleheader

The Orioles took both games of their day-night doubleheader to extend their win streak to four games.
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Gausman on getting his first win (plus other clubhouse quotes) - Steve Melewski

As the Orioles blanked Tampa Bay this afternoon 5-0, Kevin Gausman made his 13th start and finally got his first win. Was he starting to wonder when that elusive first victory would come? "Every time you take the mound, you expect to win," Gausman said. "So, that is what I've ... Read More
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles give Machado garden gnome magical backstory

  The Baltimore Orioles have a Manny Machado garden gnome giveaway planned for July 9, but it’s not just any ordinary garden gnome giveaway. For this one, the Orioles went all out by creating a mythical backstory for the gnome and an entire social media campaign behind the young third baseman. In a branding and marketing effort, the team wants fans to call special plays by...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Infielder Manny Machado Set for Return on Friday

Baltimore Orioles’ third baseman Manny Machado is set to return to the team on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Machado, has been serving a four-game suspension due to an altercation with Kansas City Royals’ pitcher Yordano Ventura earlier this month. “Let’s just get this past us already and keep playing baseball,” Machado said “I am ready to help this team get to the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles reliever requires surgery after adjusting bullpen chair

Baseball is full of history, and its history is certainly full of crazy injuries. On Wednesday, the baseball world added another one to the “he hurt himself doing what?” list. That’s because Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Duensing is now facing surgery following the relatively simple task of adjusting his chair in the bullpen on Monday night. Yes, Duensing managed to hurt...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones punts gum after flyout (Video)

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones punted his gum after flying out in Wednesday night's game against San Diego.It happened in the bottom of the sixth with one out and a runner on second. Jones hit a fly ball to shallow left that failed to advance the runner. Jones was clearly frustrated, so after jogging to first base, he spit the gum out of his mouth and punted it into...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles showing interest in Liriano

Clinging to a razor-thin lead atop the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles appear to be on the precipice of shifting into win-now mode. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Wednesday, the Orioles are showing interest in acquiring Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano. #Orioles interested in Francisco Liriano, source says, but #Pirates remain focused on competing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Reliever and New Jersey Native Brad Brach Enjoying Success Filled Season

Baltimore Orioles’ reliever Brad Brach has cemented himself as a key piece in the Orioles bullpen. A native of Freehold, New Jersey, Brach is 5-1 with a 1.16 ERA in 38 1/3 innings thus far in 2016. He also has two saves and is currently tied for first with fellow reliever Mychal Givens for strikeouts amongst relievers with 45. “I’ve just been able to get and gain confidence...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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